Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Guyana: Woman Pleads Guilty To Sex Trafficking Of Venezuelan Females

A 34-year-old caterer has been remanded to prison in Guyana for trafficking four Venezuelan women for sexual exploitation.

SENIOR Magistrate Leron Daly on Wednesday issued orders for the remanded, according to the state-owned Guyana Chronicle.

The newspaper reported that Fiona Hopkinson pleaded not guilty to the four charges which alleged that, during the months of September and October 2018, she trafficked four Venezuelan women for sexual exploitation at the  Diamond Hotel and Night Club on George Street, Werk-en-Rust.

Hopkinson was also charged for unlawfully withholding one of the women’s identification card for the purpose of sexual exploitation during the months of September and October 2018.

She denied the charge.

According to the Chronicle, Prosecutor, Corporal Sanj Singh, strongly objected to Hopkinson being granted bail, on the grounds that the defendant, along with another, was charged earlier in 2018, for trafficking five Venezuelan women at the said hotel and is currently on trial for those offences before the same court.

According to reports, on November 3, 2018, the four Venezuelan women were intercepted by police at a road block and were taken to the Criminal Investigation Department after they failed to produce their identification cards.

It is alleged that the women, while being questioned by the police, confessed that they were in need of work and Hopkinson had transported them from Venezuela to work as prostitutes at Club Diamond.

The women explained that Hopkinson took away their identification cards and told them that same would be returned when a debt of US$600, which represents travel expenses from Venezuela to Guyana, is cleared.

The Magistrate, after listening to the prosecution’s objection, remanded Hopkinson to prison until February 6, 2019.

3 COMMENTS

  1. This is what pimps do all the time,they bring the girls pay their plane tickets,retain pasports till the ladies pay their debt,get them extra time when needed,and charge them for that.they get them a room,protect them solve their problems.The ladies come to work,they are social workers.they feed their families this way you meet them all at Fedex,specially on Mondays.The locals dont really use Fedex and they are the majority in our society.Lets see how many church goers atack me now?

  2. Ten years ago they were around 250 strip clubs in St Lucia all these clubs contract guys that specialice in contracting the ladies that work in the clubs the guys have the conections this is a thriving bussines all over the Caribean.Now we have men that dance for the ladies you can contract them for private parties and some pay them for a personal dance at their houses.So we have all the spectrum under the sun.All is fine in St Lucia lets keep it like this

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